Row kicks off as Diego Maradona expresses support for Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro

Stop the War Coalition says Tory attacks on Venezuela "cannot be taken at face value" following criticism of left ...

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The UN rights office on Tuesday slammed "widespread and systematic use of excessive force and arbitrary detentions against demonstrators in Venezuela".

The election of an assembly to rewrite Venezuela's constitution sparked worldwide condemnation and led the U.S.to impose sanctions on top officials.

Washington has already imposed financial sanctions, direct to the head of the State, a measure that's extremely rare.

Commission members are looking into the latest wave of violent anti-government protests since April, as well as mass rallies during the first months of 2014 protesting the country's high levels of urban violence, inflation, and chronic shortages of basic goods attributed to economic policies.

Venezuela's supreme court sentenced a prominent opposition mayor, Ramon Muchacho, to 15 months in prison and stripped him of his right to hold political office.

The order bars anti-government lawmakers in the congress from taking any action that would interfere with the laws passed by the newly installed assembly, Delcy Rodriguez, the group's leader, declared to unanimous approval.

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United Nations chief Antonio Guterres "is concerned that recent developments could lead to further escalation of tensions", his spokesman said in a statement.

Maduro has remained firm in pressing the constitutional assembly forward in executing his priorities.

"At this critical time", the Secretary-General urged the Venezuelan Government and the opposition to relaunch negotiations for the benefit of the country's people, said the statement, adding that Mr. Guterres is strongly supporting the ongoing efforts of the worldwide facilitators and regional actors who are seeking to contribute to this end.

He said he still considered himself the "legitimate mayor" of the district.

The U.S. Treasury Department slapped sanctions against 13 Venezuelan government officials.

Peru has been one of the most outspoken critics of Maduro under centrist Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczysnki, a former Wall Street banker whom Maduro has described as a lackey of the US.

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Foreign Ministers in Lima, Peru to discuss the growing crisis in Venezuela.

The new assembly was created in a July 30 national vote orchestrated by Maduro and boycotted by the opposition.

Opposition lawmaker Delsa Solorzano says the objective of the truth commission is to "persecute those who think differently".

In a document released after a meeting of seven hours in the peruvian capital, they gave their "full support and (their) solidarity" to the Parliament, controlled by the opposition.

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said the group of nations will only recognize decisions approved by Venezuela's National Assembly, including those related to loans, refinancing and public works.

Despite a widespread popular uprising, that has been violently repressed by state security forces, causing more than 120 deaths, Corbyn appears to place ideological affinity with his socialist comrade Maduro over human rights considerations, even though virtually the entire worldwide community has aligned to reject Maduro's power grab.

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